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We did it!

We’re delighted to announce that the CG100 campaign has reached its £50,000 target! To say we’re thrilled is an understatement, and it’s all thanks to the contributions of every single person who took part in the campaign!  Hundreds of fantastic...

Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018!

With 2018 now in full swing, we’re busy putting plans in place for our next fundraising campaign. There will be lots of opportunities for you to get involved, with every penny raised going towards tackling social isolation and loneliness throughout...

Bidding farewell to the CG 100

With Christmas and New Year fast approaching marking the end of another year, we’re looking back at our CG 100 campaign, which is also coming to an end. We’ve been absolutely thrilled by the way in which the campaign has captured the imagination and by the...

Not your average shed!

Last week we profiled Craigmillar Community Grows, one of our exciting community development projects funded through the CG 100.  This week it’s the turn of our Men in Sheds project to have its moment in the sun – or more likely in the snow, given the...

Putting the ‘community’ into growing!

Back in September we told you about Craigmillar Community Grows, one of our fabulous community development projects which will benefit from your CG 100 donations. You might think that with winter in full swing a project that focuses on growing and...

Spreading the word far and wide

One of the great things about the CG 100 campaign has been the diversity of our donors helping us to reach our £50,000 total by Christmas. As well as our fabulous CG 100 fundraisers each raising £500 (and in many cases a lot more!) we’re also building a...

Four ways to fabulous fundraising for a CG100 Christmas!

In last week’s blog we told you how excited we are to be only £5,000 away from reaching our £50,000 fundraising target, and we promised you some simple fundraising tips to help get us over the line. Christmas is a busy and expensive time of year, so we’re...

Six months down and six weeks to go

It’s a huge understatement to say it’s been a hectic six months since the start of the CG 100.  Our fantastic fundraisers have come up with so many weird, wonderful and downright wacky ways of raising money that we have extended the campaign deadline, and...

A hellish Halloween fundraiser

Over the last few weeks we’ve been bringing you lots of hints and tips from our fabulous CG100 fundraisers throughout Scotland. One terrific tip came from Vicky in our Human Resources (HR) team was ‘plan your event as far in advance as possible and get as...

A real Borders team effort

In last Friday’s blog, we brought you some of the best hints and tips from our fabulous CG 100 fundraisers. Top of that list was the importance of involving as many people as possible and making it a ‘team effort’.  By dividing up the tasks and playing to...

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